Cherry Almond Quick Bread

This quick bread is made with fresh pitted cherries and has a hint of almond throughout. A simple vanilla almond glaze is drizzled on top!

A quick bread made from fresh cherries with a hint of almond.  A simple almond glaze covers it all! I don't eat breakfast very often.  My family eats buckets of cereal on a daily basis.  They eat it for breakfast and right before bed.  I never was a big fan of cereal.  As a kid, I only ate it until I found the toy hidden inside then, like most kids, I'd leave the opened box in the panty to dry out and go stale.  Nothing grosses me out more … Continue reading →

Orange Sage Beer Biscuits

Intensely orange biscuits made with fresh sage and beer

Orange sage beer biscuits are light and fluffy!  Eat them piping hot with butter and honey! I was a total groupie in college.  My boyfriend at the time was in an alternative/grunge band.  I wasn’t really crazy about their music to be brutally honest.  Actually, I thought they were awful, but I felt it was my duty to play the part of the supportive girlfriend and so I became a groupie. Most weekends you could find them … Continue reading →

Reuben Braid

Rhodes bread dough filled with turkey pastrami, swiss cheese and sauerkraut!

 This is not your ordinary Reuben!  Rhodes bread dough is braided around turkey pastrami, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut!  A real twist on a deli classic! I love how my kids celebrate everything.  Seriously, if there’s an event they are all over it!  There are the obvious holiday’s like Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Easter.  But my kids don’t stop there. If we have a birthday to celebrate, then you can be sure balloons and … Continue reading →

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread

Sweet and citrus Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Pull Apart Bread!

This Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Bread is made with the perfect blend of sugar and citrus! You won’t be able to stop at just one tender, lemony slice of this sweet bread! It’s a bit hard to admit this, but I’m not the kind of girl who actually spends time on herself.  I’m the kind of girl who showers, dries her hair, throws on a Life is Good tee-shirt, a pair of jeans and I’m good to go. I got my nails painted and now my life has changed. … Continue reading →

Rhodes Guest Blog: Cinnamon Party Loaf

Cinnamon Party Loaf

Breakfast is served!  This party loaf starts with Rhodes bread dough and is then covered in butter, sugar and cinnamon for a warm, sweet breakfast treat! I like the idea of snow, but I really don’t like snow.  I did once,  like when I was 7.  I remember taking a good 30 minutes to don layer upon layer of clothing as I geared up to go outside and play in the snow.  I could barely bend my arms to put on my hat with all … Continue reading →

Milky Way Mini Monkey Bread Muffins

Mini monkey bread stuffed with bite sized Milky Way's!

These mini monkey bread muffins come together quickly!  They start with biscuit dough thats rolled in lots of cinnamon and sugar! Each little muffin has a sweet little caramel surprise hidden in the middle-Milky Way Bites! Game day eats: nachos, soft pretzels, beer cheese, guacamole, chicken wings, pizza, salsa, bbq, chili, chips, mixed nuts, warm dip, cold dip, jalapeno poppers, anything with bacon and everything with cheese.  What's … Continue reading →

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Orange Glaze

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Orange Glaze

My favorite quick bread is chocolate zucchini bread! Use your fresh from the garden zucchini to make the moistest bread you've ever tasted! Freshly squeezed orange juice is added to the chocolate icing for a surprise burst of flavor! I do not have a green thumb.  Which is strange, because I come from a very green family.  My mom can literally stick a branch in the ground and a few weeks later, its sprouting flower buds.  My sisters … Continue reading →

Lemon Hot Cross Buns

Lemon Hot Cross Buns |

Traditional sweet Easter bread gets an update! Lemon Hot Cross Buns have a punch of citrus flavor and are slightly sweetened with honey. Each sweet little bun has a delicate lemon icing cross on top!   Isn't it funny where life takes you?   I graduated from college with a B.A. in English.  I spent years afterwards working in the financial industry and hating every minute of it.  I never imagined that I'd go back to my roots, if … Continue reading →

Basic White Bread

White Bread |

 Nothing says comfort quite like freshly baked bread!  This recipe is so easy and addictive, you'll be making home made bread all the time!   Yesterday was a very productive day!  I baked four loaves of white bread and played consecutive games of Candy Land with my 4 year old, Lucy.  Sounds perfect doesn't it? I'm in love with making my own bread. It's so simple, just takes a bit of planning.   I started my yeast and let it … Continue reading →